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judge advocate

n. pl. judge advocates
1. A commissioned officer in the US Army, Air Force, or Navy assigned to the Judge Advocate General's Corps.
2. A staff officer serving as legal adviser to a commander.
3. An officer acting as prosecutor at a court-martial.

judge advocate

n, pl judge advocates
(Professions) an officer who superintends proceedings at a military court martial

judge′ ad′vocate



n., pl. judge advocates.
a staff officer designated as legal adviser to a commander and charged with the administration of military justice.
[1740–50]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.judge advocate - an officer assigned to the judge advocate generaljudge advocate - an officer assigned to the judge advocate general
armed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine - the military forces of a nation; "their military is the largest in the region"; "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"
commissioned officer - a military officer holding a commission
2.judge advocate - a staff officer serving as legal adviser to a military commander
armed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine - the military forces of a nation; "their military is the largest in the region"; "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"
staff officer - a commissioned officer assigned to a military commander's staff
Translations

judge advocate

n (Mil) → Beisitzer(in) m(f)bei einem Kriegsgericht, Kriegsgerichtsrat m, → Kriegsgerichtsrätin f

judge advocate

n (Brit) (Mil) → magistrato militare
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On the contrary, the desire of judge advocates to continue to foster camaraderie in retirement resulted in the establishment of the Retired Army Judge Advocate Association (or "RAJA" as it is colloquially known) in 1976.
Judge Advocates are solicitors, barristers or advocates of at least seven years standing.
The Judge Advocate General's Legal Service includes judge advocates, warrant officers, paralegal noncommissioned officers and junior enlisted personnel, and civilian employees.
1) In this article, I will discuss the role that USAR Judge Advocates have performed in the past decade, placing special emphasis on the role of company-grade Army Reserve Judge Advocates.
They included uniformed Indian Army, Navy, Air Force, and Coast Guard senior staff, commanders and judge advocates, ranging in rank from Lt General Girish, The Director-General of Discipline, Ceremonial and Welfare for the Indian Army, to the grade of Captain.
Judge Advocates in Combat: Army Lawyers in Military Operations from Vietnam to Haiti.
Judge advocates did other things, of course, but the corps' identity and self-image centered primarily on military justice.
Judge Advocates must remain in good standing with the state attorney licensing authority (i.
Prosecuting courts-martial and defending servicemembers accused of crime is a small part of the docket for twenty-first century judge advocates.
These reserve judge advocates bring with them years of active and reserve military experience, often overseas, as well as language skills valuable to DIILS.
Today, this is nothing unusual, since the Corps is twenty-six percent female, (1) and more than a few judge advocates are married to other current or former judge advocates.
More than sixty years later, as the members of the 62d Graduate Class complete their studies, it is time to take a brief look at the history of the Advanced Course and its evolution from a 32-week long program for 19 career Army judge advocates to today's 41-week long Graduate Course for 118 uniformed lawyers from the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard as well as 4 international military students.

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